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    I have the Green 5-0002 and the Blue 5-0003 now. The Blue one looked like it had a spot on it but the paint had flaked off and I asked Thomas what color paint that they used so that I might "touch" it up just a bit there. They have the same logo on the face of the blade, but the Blue one I have shaved on several times and it's a dream for shaving, let me tell you! I thought it would be hard to match, until I shaved with the GOTTA 120. I'll touch up the blue revisor a bit, and try the Green one before I even mess honing it. It may be just as good as the Blue one as is.
    Thanks for the compliments on the razors, folks!! For one that never held a straight razor (for shaving.. LOL) it has been quite the learning adventure and certainly a lot of fun along the way, meeting new friends and new razors. I hope to keep meeting new friends. And I share, as I would think that you would like to see some examples of things still out there and attainable, and how much influence you ALL have had on me... and of course the razors.....

    I need to add something. The Blue and Geen look exactly alike from the front, same marking on the blade (design) just a color change EXCEPT the new one has something I had talked to Thomas about before. The new "Green" Revisor has file jimps on both top and bottom and they look freshly cut. Perhaps they had put them in or found one that already had one. Either way, they are different just because of the jimps.

    You will also notice on the picture provied by Revisor that the 5-0027 "Extra Hollow Ground" razor (one with blue schales) does not have jimps on the bottom. Yet this one does. BOTH new revisors have jimps top and bottom.
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    Color me jealous! Those razors are beautiful. Man...I'd love to get a few of those Revisor's. I gotta stop spending money on hunting and ammunition though! :P

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    Wow!
    It must have felt like Christmas morning when them beauties arrived.
    Congratulations on some great new additions to the den
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    Um, all of them, any of them that have been in front of me over all these years....


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    Yes, it was like Christmas. I got my Spring bonus and my wife insists I buy something for me and not the house all the time. Only so many whiskers on my face.....looking.....hmmmm cat's asleep. LOL Behold "The Lion!" LOL Seriously I tried to shave with both Revisor Extra Hollow Ground 5-0027 and the GOTTA, and ended up liking the smoothness of the GOTTA so much I finished with it... 2 passes. I bet I get that Revisor in great shape though. Maybe even kiss it lightly with my Belgian Coticule with water only. Maybe even some newsprint paper. Old timey ways, but they did work.
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    Very nice, Vern, congrats! I was fairly indifferent to Revisors until your recent enthusiasm (and pics!) made me change my mind. I'll have to get my hands on one someday.

    Best regards,

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    UPDATE: Honed BOTH the Revisor with blue handle "Extra Hollow Ground" and the the 5/8 "Solingen Extra" tonight. I looked at the blue handled model on the blade with a 20X Lupe and saw that a few mm down from the toe that there was a spot that the edge was up and down, like hills and valleys, where the rest of the razor edge was even and smooth. That alone might have been a problem. Noticed also on the Green background Revisor "Solingen Extra" that it, too, had a small imperfection at the blade edge. Having a 20X Lupe really helps out to see what the edges are looking like. I had to go to my green DMT to get down to the material that removed the "imperfection" and went up from there, on both, making sure the blades were hair cutting sharp at the 1000 grit level before moving on. Finished on a 12K and stropped. I shaved with both (blue handle and the green "Solingen Extra". BOTH were on par with the other Revisor (blue background on blade) as well as the GOTTA 120. Smooth trouble free shave, no nicks not cuts and no cuts on the ear lobes either, like I sometimes get when I use the 6/8 DOVO.... Speaking of DOVO, I got in the 5/8 "Best Quality" DOVO today, factory fresh, and will give it a nice hone job before trying it out, maybe tomorrow or Thursday. Little smaller than the 6/8 and I like that in my preferences.
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    That is a very nice bunch of razors you have there. I don't own any revisors at this point, but I did have the opportunity to shave with one a little while back, and it delivered a jaw dropping shave.

    Revisor is definitely on the WTB list.

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    Shaved with the "Green" background tonight and did some comparing with it to the GOTTA and the blue Handled "Extra Hollow Ground". GOTTA is super, and so is the other two Revisors, giving clean, close and smooth shaves. When I got all done, I noticed something during clean up. I clean the razors, and run toilet paper through the handle to make sure no water remains, then I strop them 20-30 times. There is a spot on the 3" wide strop that was a nick that I sanded out and it's still there, and a razor going over it, gives a sort of sound like sippp, sippp sippp, etc except for the GOTTA. When it hits that spot I hear a "ping" and sounds almost every time, ... ping, ping, ping, ping...so on. I could tell which one I was stropping with a blind fold on from just that sound. Odd huh?

    Did I mention that the Revisors gave FANTASTIC shaves?? I don't want you to miss that little detail. Face feels like it did when I was 12 with out even any peach fuzz. LOL

    Ryan, wish you were closer, we'd meet up and you could have a go at the Revisor for shaving!

    I wonder what is the cat on a branch symbol on the reverse side of the blue handeled "Extra Hollow Ground" all about? It is certainly way different than the other 2 revisors that say "Solingen Extra", which are 1/1 Hohl. meaning Full Hollow ground.
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    Was there a large difference in dates (recent or near past) of the Revisor that has the C. FRIEDR. SCHMIDT - SOLINGEN on the right side of the tang, along with that mountain lion on the tree branch? The Blue handeled one is the only one with that distinction, and the others do not have that. They simply say SOLINGEN made in Germany.
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    Nice razor

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